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Windows 10 high memory usage when screen is off

I upgraded my laptop a few days ago to Windows 10. I have my power plans set in such a way that my screens turn off after a few minutes if there is no activity (I have a secondary screen hooked up to ...
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Hide what I type into Command Prompt

Some commands require putting in the password as one of the arguments (like net use, for example). Is it possible to run a command or change a setting in Command Prompt so that whatever I am typing ...
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How to dual boot when Windows XP was installed after Windows 7?

It seems pretty straightforward to dual boot those versions of Windows when the newest is installed after Windows XP. But the inverse isn't happening on my machine. I tried even editing the BOOT.INI ...
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How can I rename all image files within a directory (and recursively within its subdirectories)?

I have a directory containing a large number of image files, some of which are in subdirectories. I need to rename all image files matching *.png, *.jpg, *.jpeg, *.bmp, *.gif using a simple pattern ...
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Windows (ALL) OEM activation

Looking for solid confirmation on how Windows(XP,Vista,7,8) OEM can be reinstalled/activated Windows XP (Home/Professional) OEM(SLP) (Dell, HP etc.) Using GRTMHOEM_EN.iso (Generic Home OEM) ...
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Java under OpenVZ and hosting under virtual machines

Skype Chat [10:27:47 PM] Koby: Xen is better for Java anyway [10:28:11 PM] ME: does java have issues in other virts? [10:28:47 PM] Koby: OpenVZ, yes. [10:29:03 PM] ME: any reason why? [10:29:04 PM] ...
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How do I switch to Dvorak across multiple Operating Systems

EDIT: I am answering my own question, after not finding a combined guide anywhere. Others, feel free to post an answer. Additionally there doesn't appear an answer illustrating the pitfalls and ...
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How to make SUBST mapping persistent across reboots?

Does Windows (XP or later) have a built-in way to create persitent drive mappings, like the ones SUBST creates? I found a 3rd party tool psubst. Is there a way to do it without 3rd party tools?
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Command-line (cmd) command to lock a windows machine

Is there a way to lock a Windows XP machine via the command line? The shutdown command doesn't have an option for it.
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Batch file script for Enable & disable the “use automatic Configuration Script”

My intention is to create a .bat file that toggles the check box of "use automatic Configuration Script" in Internet Settings. The following is my script @echo OFF setlocal ENABLEEXTENSIONS set ...
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Make windows unmount a specific partition when hibernating

Could I possibly trick windows in to thinking it's a flash drive? I dual boot, this would be really nice to have.
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Windows 10 Search can't find ANY applications. Even calculator

I have problem with Windows 10 Enterprise N x64. When I press "Start" and start to type application name it never finds it. I can't even find applications like "Calculator", "Microsoft Word" or any ...
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Windows 10 install - Not enough memory

I am attempting to install Windows 10 on my desktop. I got an error in the "Reserve Windows 10" app stating that I need at least 2GB of RAM (I am installing the 64 bit version). I downloaded the ...
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Windows 10: Custom URL shortcuts on desktop with Edge

For convenience reasons I need to have a couple of desktop shortcuts for various sites which open in IE/Edge. In Win8 I used the shortcut like "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" ...
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Can't search for newly installed apps from the Windows 10 start menu

After opening the start menu, I started typing the name of an app I installed (For example Firefox). There were no results. Both normally installed and store apps won't appear in the search results. ...
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What does hyphen mean in Windows batch file?

In particular, I have problems understanding the hyphens in the following lines, which are from wikibooks if not -%1-==-- echo Argument one provided if -%1-==-- echo Argument one not provided & ...
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Dual booting Windows 7 & 8 knocked out bootloader

I recently have dual booted both Windows 7 and Windows 8 on the same hard drive. Windows 7 was the first OS installed on the disk, but when I decided to install Windows 8 on a seperate partition, it ...
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Does RDP clipboard transmit securely on 3389?

You can cut and paste text/files from/to remote session and it goes through port 3389. What is the encryption if any? Using Win7/Server08R2
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VirtualBox: USB device is busy with the previous request

I want to use my pendrive on Arch Linux that is currently on VirtualBox. My host system is Windows 10. I've already added a USB device filter, but Arch doesn't see any USB disk. When I try to connect ...
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How to add new item to the Windows 10 “All Apps” section

I want to add a new item (in this particular case a shortcut to Putty SSH client) to my Windows 10's All Apps section. I have already found out that I can "Pin to Start" any item, however, this will ...
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How to get Windows 8.1 edition when installed on Parallels Desktop

I know that one usually can lookup an installed edition of Windows 8.1 in System dialog. My Windows was installed with Parallels Desktop into a Boot Camp to support both loading scenarios, as a Guest ...
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Windows 7 does not recognize a Linux formatted hard drive

I've got a problem with a couple hard drives, I recently switched from a Debian Linux install to Windows 7, installation went without problems but now I find that there is no way to format a couple of ...
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Windows theme resets everytime computer is restarted after registry modification?

I had gotten bored one day and changed the colors/fonts of the command prompt, then finally i wanted to, undo this and change the color/font scheme of the windows command prompt cmd.exe back to the ...
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Windows 10: Bitlocker without TPM

I have an Asus K55A laptop without a TPM. For over a year, I had Windows 8.1 installed and Bitlocker was enabled requiring a password at startup. I recently upgraded to Windows 10 Enterprise (clean ...
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Swap Windows 8 Pro / 8.1 licenses?

I had bought a retail copy of Windows 8 Pro for my laptop some time ago and when I built a desktop pc recently, I decided to use a retail copy of Windows 8.1 for it. Since then, the laptop has been ...
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Can my recovery partition be used after upgrade?

I have an HP Pavilion laptop that came with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. I have not made a copy of recovery partition to DVD. Now, if I upgrade it to Windows 10, will I be able to make recovery DVD/CD ...
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How would be there a way to sync two folders via Bluetooth?

I have a computer called Alice and another computer called Bob, both running Windows, and both are connected and paired via Bluetooth. While it is possible to send files one by one from 1 computer to ...
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Windows 10 upgrade and Truecrypt

Can you safely upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 when using Truecrypt 7.1a without risk of corrupting the bootloader and without first decrypting the drive?
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Disk intermittently goes to 100% actviity - system pauses

Windows 8.1 system. Sometimes the disk suddenly go 100% highest active time for 1 or 2 seconds, and at the same time CPU usage goes down. During these period, screen processing does not work any ...
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After adding RAM to laptop Windows not loaded from GRUB loader, but Linux works fine

I have a laptop which had 8 GB DDR3, and I've added 8 GB more. I also have Linux installed (12.4) and Windows 7 Professional working via GRUB loader. So Linux works fine and sees all 16 GB ram, ...
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Importing 'Devices and Printers' from one server to another

I have a windows server 2003 that is in the process of getting replaced. It has a long list of printers connected; I'm looking for some method of 'importing' the printers from the 2003 to my new ...
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How to change the subtitle offset step in VLC (from its default 50ms)?

The default subtitle offset step in VLC player (Windows) is 50ms (the hotkeys are g/h). I would prefer to have it much greater (such as 500ms or 1s). Is there a way to configure that value (without ...
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Git Bash Here in ConEmu

How do I create a right-click context menu entry to open Git Bash at a given folder within ConEmu? See Git Bash Here in Console2 for the equivalent question for Console2.
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Linux/Unix authentication via Active Directory across Networks?

I have two networks, one contains the Windows AD the other contains Unix/Linux clients of all kind. There is a Linux machine which has a NIC in both networks. I'd like to authenticate the unixoid ...
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Remember reading pane view size in Outlook

With the reading pane, I often resize the vertical line to the right to give more space for my message on the left as the below snapshot. When I restart the application, I always have to resize it. ...
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Windows 10 black screen - no cursor - no safe mode - can't get in to change video driver

Windows 10 upgrade from Win 7 Ultimate finished & rebooted into low res. But it did work. Tried to upgrade video drivers to latest 2 versions of Win 10 Nvidia drivers. Both failed. EVGA GTX 970 ...
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Get data usage since last reboot by command line

For an automated batch-tool that monitors network usage, I would like to get the following, red underlined values using the Windows command line: That is, I want to get the number of bytes ...
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Setting up SSH/Git on Cygwin yields “Bad permissions on ~/.ssh/config”

I'm attempting to setup Git with OpenSSH under Cygwin. I almost got everything setup. I have the agent and public key and all that.. but now I get this really weird error: $ git pull -u origin master ...
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Different Volumes for Headphone and internal speakers

I have hp envy laptop with beats audio. It has got 4 speakers, 2 on the front and 2 on the button of the laptop. Without IDT audio driver, front speaks don't work. But with IDT audio driver windows ...
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Where to find an official copy of Microsoft Windows 7 installer? [duplicate]

I could not get a copy from Digital River the official distribution partner of Windows 7, as it seems to have stopped distributing windows 7. Is there an alternative? - I have a product key but my ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 VM on Windows 8 Hyper-V - No Network Connectivity

I have been attempting to connect my Ubuntu 12.04 Virtual Machine to the internet. I have been searching and found some information but have not been successful so far. I have also tried Linux Mint ...
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Windows 7 Installer keeps popping up at startup

I have Solidworks Student Edition installed on an external drive. Every time I turn on my computer, a Windows Installer box pops up to install Solidworks, and I have to press Cancel. How can I stop ...
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How do I stop Remote Desktop from prompting for username and password twice

When I user remote desktop to connect to a Window 7 Professional computer (using win7 pro RDP) it first prompts me for my password: after successfully authenticating there, it connects to the ...
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How to access network PC in Windows 10

I'd been able to connect to network PC using CentOS, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 using credentials provided by ADMIN. But using same credentials I can't connect to network PC while using Windows 10. ...
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Why am I blocked from dragging windows across screen boundaries (multiple monitors) in Windows 10?

Recently upgraded to Windows 10. When I attempt to grab the title bar of a window and drag it to another monitor - I have two side-by-side monitors - Windows frequently prevents it. It appears like ...
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Cant install Windows updates KB3023224 and KB3035490

I cant install the following updates, not matter how many tries (even though it gives me a green message at the end, as if they were successfully installed). After a while they reappear, asking me to ...
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Filtering specific text from log file

So I have a log file from Twitch chat and I want to make a word cloud, to do this I only want the texts after their name eg. [Jun 01 2015 02:23:58 UTC] swimsphinx: test1 [Jun 01 2015 02:24:15 UTC] ...
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Very low sound in Windows 10

Been googleing around for a few days now on that problem, nothing seems to work. The sound coming out of the speakers is very, VERY low. It does so since I updated to Windows 10 and then resetted to ...
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WampServer issues after Windows 10 upgrade

Since upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10, WampServer does not appear to be working (anything loaded in the browser is just a blank page), and even a fresh install does not cure the problem. Under ...
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Windows 10 Crashes Everytime

Being excited about Windows 10, I updated my PC yesterday night (Dell 1500 series, 64 bit) to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 (Pre-installed). Little did I know that this will be so bad (my PC has become ...